Marcfirst Board of Directors

OFFICERS
Sam Lewis (President)
Pridestaff
Angie Prang (Vice President)
Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center
Kurt Rudsinski (Treasurer)
Heartland Bank and Trust Company
Cheryl Surratt (Secretary)
Heartland Community College (Retiree)
DIRECTORS
Timothy Longfellow
Illinois State University (Retiree)
Jeff Mercier
BOPI
Jeff Aaberg
State Farm (Retiree)
Todd Nelson
Country Financial
Connie Mandula
C.M. Promotions
Brian Pihl
State Farm
Linda Kimber
Edward Jones
Courtney Kahle
Growmark
Ryan Fleming
Commerce Bank
Virginia Jordan-Benson
State Farm


Leadership Team

Brian Wipperman &45; CEO

Brian Wipperman (CEO)

Brian Wipperman is the Chief Executive Officer at Marcfirst. Brian started his career in 2003 as a Special Education Teacher for 10 years in New York, and 4 more years as a Special Education Administrator in New York before serving as Vice President of Education of the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Molloy College, a master’s degree in education from Queens College, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Leadership Academy for Administrative Certification. The mission of Marcfirst is one that is personal to Brian and one he strives to live by daily.

(309) 451-8888 ext. 225

Chief Operating Officer
Gregg Chadwick
(309) 451-8888 ext. 221
Senior Vice President of Day Programs and Education
Michael Predmore
(309) 451-8888 ext. 248
Senior Vice President of Finance
Jolene Oakes
(309) 451-8888 ext. 226
Vice President of Residential and Quality Assurance
Rebecca Brennan
(309) 451-8888 ext. 264
Vice President of Marketing and Development
Leni Kuntz
(309) 451-8888 ext. 258
Vice President of Customized Employment and Grants
Anne Taylor
(309) 451-8888 ext. 238